Host Organization: Global Green Growth Institute
First Year Placement
Seoul, South Korea
As an Agroforestry and Investment Specialist based in Seoul, Rhiley worked with GGGI’s Sustainable Landscapes Thematic Area, Impact and Evaluation Unit, Green Investment Services, Climate Action and Inclusive Development, and Green Growth Planning and Implementation teams. She supported these teams with developing projects that were investable, ecologically sustainable, and focused on GGGI’s 6 strategic outcomes: 1) greenhouse gas emission reduction; 2) creation of green jobs; 3) increased access to sustainable services; 4) improved air quality; 5) adequate supply of ecosystem services; and 6) enhanced adaptation to climate change. Such projects included assessing investment readiness of the AFOLU sector in Vietnam, assessing deforestation free agriculture in Laos, improving land-use management around the Narmada River in India, building climate resilience in tea value chains for small tea growers in India, mangrove restoration in Myanmar, and green rehabilitation investment projects for Karakalpakstan Republic from the Aral Sea crisis in Uzbekistan. Additionally, Rhiley worked with GGGI’s Impact and Evaluation Unit to evaluate the outcomes of projects within the Uganda Country Program.
Second Year Placement
With the GGGI Indonesia Team, Rhiley is supporting the third phase of the joint Government of Indonesia-GGGI Green Growth Program. This involves supporting the finalization of business models related to social forestry permits in local provinces for submission to financiers and engaging with key stakeholders such as Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry and provincial governments in order to enable the submission of developed business ideas for financing. Additionally, Rhiley is the current coordinator for GGGI’s engagement with the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).